You may be thinking "Relax Pax - you've got ages!" but you would be incorrect. You see - the USA Military Postal Powers that Be who control mail to those "Downrange" (and elsewhere deployed) have a very regimented schedule they adhere to. Miss the Deadlines and the parcels may be held over till after December.
So I am feverishly getting my act together. I have 99% gathered - just need to complete one more Australian themed Christmas wreath and everything can be boxed up and dispatched.
And since I have finally worked out how to run my photo download program on my laptop - you get PHOTOS! (queue the Ooohing and Ahhhing... NOW!)
|A small Santa sack of Australian goodies each and some Christmas|
decorations to add glitter to their barracks
|Bits and pieces all ready for wreath construction|
|Bells and Koalas and foliage - Oh My!|
The Parcels should make it to the USA by end of month and then on to Ernest and Mateo :). With luck I can also co-ordinate a parcel of Aussie munchies (TimTams for the win!) from the Ohio based Simply Australian store (sending food stuffs direct from Australia can be both expensive and result in the parcels being held over by USA customs till checked - so I really prefer to get those shipped from "within-the-States" if I can)
Hopefully a bit of Christmas cheer can help them make it through the Yule Season feeling appreciated and loved.